Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd
on November 4, 1842. The couple had an off-and-on again relationship for several years. To the surprise of many, on November 3, 1842, Lincoln dropped by the home of Episcopal minister, Reverend Charles Dresser, and announced that he "wanted to get hitched tonight". The minister agreed but when Abraham left the minister's home he met Mary's guardian, Ninian Edwards, who inisted the wedding must take place at his home. There was a hitch, however, to getting hitched. The Episcopal sewing society was meeting at the Edwards home that night so the wedding was postponed to November 4. Some historians attach importance to the fact that Abraham and Mary's son was born exactly nine months later.